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DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND GAMING CONTROL BOARD TO COLLECT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION POLICIES FROM LICENSEES

As we advised earlier this month, Governor Sisolak signed an Executive Order shortly after taking the oath of office creating the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy. The eleven member task force is charged with reviewing sexual harassment policies and procedures from state agencies and reporting on its findings. It is clear […]

INCREASE TO MINIMUM WAGE AMONG GOVERNOR’S PRIORITIES

Governor Steve Sisolak outlined his priorities for his administration during his inaugural State of the State address on January 16th. Among those priorities is raising the minimum wage for Nevada workers. Sisolak praised the progress and economic growth that Nevada is experiencing. He noted that his goal is to ensure “every family, sitting around every […]

GOVERNOR CREATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT TASK FORCE

Governor Steve Sisolak was sworn in as Nevada’s 30th Governor on January 7, 2019. As his first official act as Governor, Sisolak signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law and Policy. “There is no place for workforce sexual harassment or discrimination in Nevada, period. And if we […]

REMSA TO HOST BLEEDING CONTROL CLASS FOR THE COMMUNITY

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) will host its first bleeding control class of 2019, Stop the Bleed, on Friday, January 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care. “Knowing how to assess and control […]

WHAT TO DO WHEN WEATHER CAUSES WORKPLACE INTERRUPTIONS

Winter is here. Now is a good time to review the laws and regulations that apply when inclement weather (or other circumstances) causes workplace closures. It’s also a good time for employers to ensure they have policies in place to address those situations if and when they occur. Paying Employees When the Office is Closed […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Is “stupid” a protected class? Hopefully that question hasn’t put you off. This is an actual question I was asked by a member recently. This member was about to increase their number of employees to the next threshold. All the new rules and regulations (“protected classes”)  they were about to be […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker In the current labor market—as tight as it is—employers are finding it difficult to find qualified candidates. That is something we hear every day. Because of that, many employers are considering candidates they would not have previously. For example, relatives of current employees. Sometimes these relatives are the most qualified candidates for the […]

2019 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES ANNOUNCED

The IRS has issued the optional 2019 standard mileage rates used to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical and moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be: 58 cents per mile for business miles driven […]

IS FORCED ARBITRATION RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS?

We at the Nevada Association of Employers have been providing Nevada companies with guidance on conflict resolution since 1938. Workplace conflicts and disputes between employers and their employees take many forms. Additionally, consumer facing businesses must consider how to resolve disputes between employees and the public. Nevada businesses are considering the ethical and legal ramifications […]

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